The project “Smart Tunisia,” which aims to elevate Tunisia to the rank of competitive destination for communication technology and digital economy, was launched Thursday.
On this occasion, 12 agreements were signed with foreign and Tunisian investors representing a first part of companies that will create 3100 direct jobs in the coming months.
During a press conference on Thursday, Smart Tunisia project leader Raouf M’henni stressed that the “Smart Tunisia” project will create 50,000 jobs in the ICT field over the next five years, besides the establishment of the foundations of the digital economy in Tunisia.
Smart Tunisia is part of the digital Tunisia project (2016/2020).
Wided Bouchamaoui, President of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) called for the need to invest in inland regions that abound in human capabilities.
For ministers of vocational training and employment and communication technology and the digital economy, Zied Laadhari and Nooman Fehri, respectively, Smart Tunisia project will give another image of Tunisia and its capabilities in this sector.